The Black Widow movie, originally scheduled for release last year, will mark the return of Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff. It’ll also push forward the agenda for the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4. But what comes after that? Black Widow co-writer, Jac Schaeffer, has some ideas.
Black Widow is set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. However, fans will likely remember that Romanoff met an unfortunate end in Avengers: Endgame. She sacrificed her life so that Hawkeye could obtain the Soul Stone in order to stop Thanos. Any continuation of her story, then, must be a prequel episode.
“I was lucky enough to jump on board the Black Widow train when it first left the station and then I moved on to WandaVision and several other very talented writers picked up the pen and continued on,” Schaeffer told comicbook.com in a recent interview. “So, I can’t actually speak to the totality of Black Widow other than to say I’m so excited for it to come out.”
Vague as this may be, she also offered this tasty tidbit:
“I mean anybody who knows Natasha knows the lady likes to leap off of things,” Schaeffer said. “So that’s about as much of context as I can give to you right now.”Jac Schaeffer, Black Widow writer
With Johansson being one of the most credible and celebrated actors in Hollywood it’s unlikely Disney would want to give up her pedigree.
Wherever Romanoff’s future may lie we’re likely to get more than a few hints in the other upcoming MCU releases, such as Thor: Love and Thunder. Perhaps even Black Widow itself will offer some details on what is coming next for the super spy.
In the meantime, be sure to check out Wandavision, not available via Disney+.